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November 12, 2012

Fire continues to burn in Green Valley

GREEN VALLEY —  A fire affecting over 200 acres continues to burn near Ingleside Road Monday afternoon.

Forestry Supervisor Christopher White said crews had been working over 24 hours on the fire and had secured the right flank of the fire. As White spoke, he said that the contained fire was on it’s way back into the fire lines crews had set “all last night.”

White said that high winds in the over night hours allowed the fire to move beyond the fire lines set on the right side of the fire.

The left flank of the fire remains free burning.

White said that he was in the process of removing crews from the woods to see what happened with an approaching rainstorm. If the expected rain did not fall, White expected crews would have to reenter the woods to set fire lines on the left side.

White added that he had not spoken to the investigator yet about the cause of the fire.

“I know it was human started,” White said. “But that’s about all I know at this point.”

Mercer County emergency dispatch paged Green Valley-Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department again Monday morning after a concerned person reported the fire had rekindled. However, the firefighters on scene said the fire was the same fire that had burned the day before.

When a fire goes through the woods, as it burns through, it finds piles of leaves and other debris that create more smoke and generate concerns of a rekindle.

-       Contact Matt Christian at mchristian@ptonline.net.

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